City win, Chelsea falter

Updated: March 16, 2014

David Silva

David Silva got Manchester City’s league run back on track while Chelsea surrendered some of the initiative following defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.

At the KC Stadium, Manchester City put their disappointing exit from the Champions League out of their mind with a superb 2-0 victory over Hull, goals from David Silva and Edin Dzeko securing the points for Pellegrini’s team.

The win sees City move a point clear of Liverpool and Arsenal into second place with a game in hand and 6 points adrift of Chelsea who have played 3 games more.

Chelsea endured a horrendous afternoon at Villa Park as Fabian Delph dented their title hopes with a late goal in a 1-0 win for Aston Villa. In a bad tempered affair Chelsea had 2 players sent off including manager Jose Mourinho on a day that the Blues will want to forget.

In a battle involving relegation candidates, Sunderland and Crystal Palace played to a scoreless draw at the Stadium of Light, Seamus Coleman scored deep into stoppage time to hand Everton a crucial 2-1 victory over Cardiff City, Felix MaGath earned his first managerial win for Fulham after the club came away with a 1-0 result over Newcastle United while Southampton bagged the first three goals of the dayen route to a comfortable 4-2 victory over Norwich City at St. Mary’s Stadium.

In other Premiership action, Peter Odemwingie scored on either side of the break as Stoke City claimed a 3-1 result over West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium and
West Bromwich Albion netted twice in the second half to overturn a one-goal deficit and come away with a 2-1 result over Swansea City.